In potentially his final game as a Bison for now, Ike Davis was 2-5 with a strikeout. Fernando Martinez doubled in four trips. Top prospects Mike Cervenak and Alex Cintron each homered.
Kiko Calero gave up one run on three hits and a walk in 1.2 innings.
AA: @ New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Binghamton Mets 1
Binghamton had one hit, a SS Luis Hernandez HR in the sixth inning. That’s a tough way to win a baseball game. I haven’t written much about Hernandez, who will turn 26 in June, but the Mets picked him up as a MiLB FA after he hit .303/.356/.369 in 55 games for AAA Omaha last year and .205/.256/.219 in 37 games in the big leagues.
Eric Niesen gave up two runs, one of which was earned, on three hits and three walks in four walks. Roy Merritt fanned five in 2.2 innings of relief.
St. Lucie @ Bradenton – PPD
@ Rome Braves 3, Savannah Sand Gnats 2
The Gnats are 6-0 when scoring four runs or more, and 0-5 when scoring three runs or fewer. Sunday, Savannah squandered a terrific pitching performance from starter Armando Rodriguez. Through five innings, Rodriguez had given up just one hit, had not walked a batter and struck out six Braves.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Braves got to Rodriguez for two runs to take a 2-1 lead. Rome loaded the bases with three singles, two of which were bunt base hits. After Rodriguez induced a line out and a strikeout, Braves SS Jordan Kreke singled to rightfield to drive home two runs. Rodriguez struck out seven and did not walk a batter in six innings.
No Gnat had more than one hit, and SS Wilmer Flores had the day off.